Images captured from a video surveillance camera outside Lenox Jewelers on Black Rock Turnpike, released Monday by authorities, show what police said are kidnapped store employees forced by armed robbers to open the store April 11 before they stole $4 to $5 million in watches and jewelry.

The video images were released as police continue to investigate the robbery, but no arrests have been in the case as of Monday.

There are no surveillance camera images available from inside the store while the crime was taking place, police told the Fairfeld Citizen (

No one was hurt during the incident when two store employees were kidnapped at gunpoint in their corporate apartment in Meriden on the night of April 11, and forced to return to the store at 2379 Black Rock Turnpike by several armed and masked robbers. There, police said the employees were forced at gunpoint to use their access code to open the store and then another code to open the safe, which the thieves cleaned out before fleeing.

The stolen BMW that they used to make their initial getaway was found abandoned on Mill Plain Road the next day.

Police ask that anyone who sees something in the video images that might help with the investigation to contact them at 203-254-4840 or "Text a Tip" from the Police Department's website,